Michael Jackson is remembered by his children Paris and Prince on what would have been his 60th birthday.
Michael Jackson will forever be remembered as one of the century’s greatest entertainers, and in honor of what would have been his 60th birthday, the King of Pop’s family, friends and the great fans came together for a celebration of his life and legacy.
The Michael Jackson Diamond Festival, held in Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, was marked by a special performance of Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson ” One ” show, where the singer was honored with the 2018 Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Legacy Award to Humanitarian aid. Two of the singer’s children, Paris and Prince Michael, accepted the posthumous award on his behalf.
On the red carpet for the gala event, ET’s Kevin Frazier spoke with Paris and Prince, who expressed how they, in honor of their deceased father, on this milestone birthday of his life.
Paris and Prince and their younger brother Blanket.
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“Being here today is definitely an awesome feeling, because our father was the King of Pop and he did so much,” he said, with his sister at his side. “He did a lot for the music industry, but I think he is the emphasis and importance on the charitable contributions to humanity that he really used his platform to [support].”
The icon of the 21-year-old offspring added that, for his father, receiving the Legacy Award, which recognizes the singer of the philanthropic efforts, “Would make him more proud, I suppose, than the musical performance that he has been able to [reach].”
It is just nine years ago that the “Thriller” artist died at his home in Los Angeles, and for his children, the loss was something they have experienced together. As Paris explained to ET, they remember and respect their father in a way that means something special to them, and in a way that can really only be appreciated by the other.
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A Young Paris Jackson and her Aunt Janet, emotional, speaks at her father’s funeral in 2009.
“We honor him in our own way, and I don’t really expect that someone else is right next to this guy here,” Paris said of her brother. “I’m just happy with him.”
Among the many other celebs who came to pay homage to the late, great megastar were his brothers Tito and Jackie Jackson, along with Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson, Vanessa Hudgens, Usher, Gabrielle Union and Mark Ronson.
For more information about the King of Pop’s 60th birthday, check out the video below for a look back at some of ET’s favorite moments with the incomparable music legend.
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